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Topic: Technical Support / Game Ripped

There are 2 unauthorized, outdated version of Ederon TCG in this site by the user GrixReaper. The game and all its content is copyrighted, we tried to contact the user but he seems to not care about it.
We want to cope with this issue as good as we can, but we are running out of options. Please, if there is a mod in this site, enter in contact with me as soon as possible.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] >IMPORTANT - Ederon Fans<

Great news! The Ederon Team is updating the game to a brand new Unity version. By december, there will be an Facebook, Android and iOS version all sharing one server! But for that to come to reality we must migrate the players to that server, and the migration starts now.
This Ederon Kongregate version will be shutted down by (19/08) and we will move all Kongregate players to the classic server with any of the following:
- Level 10 or more.
- Have bought any ammount of gold.
- PM the devs to move their accout. (andreluicci or Mistermind)

Hope to see you in the classic server! Cya.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Version 1.02 Change Log

- Chapter 7 added
- New tourney added: Best of the Best (happens every other Sunday, requires “The Champion” achievement)
- 10 new songs added
- New feature added: you can now type /showdeck in a private chat to share your default deck with another player
- Achievements “Joining Forces” and “Amalgam” fixed
- New achievement: Fridda’s Tale

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Black screen

Thank goodness :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Is this game about to die?

Tell you what guys, if everything else fails, I’ll consider merging the servers. It won’t be easy, but I rather find a way to work that up then let you guys suffer.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Is this game about to die?

Unfortunately anything else we do other then the Conquest Mode isn’t going to be enough to bring more players at this very moment. Let me emphasize this again: At this current state, Ederon is a heavily based PVP game. If one wins that means someone else is losing. That by itself is already an issue to have a better retention of users. For that reason and that reason alone its worth putting every single resource available at our hands to work on conquest mode and not small different rewards for PVP accomplishments, as we already have so many.
Any other big content we try releasing in between the development of Sky Kingdom and Conquest Mode will delay our progress. Right now I’m working with the team to try cutting down development time so we can try releasing this all even earlier.

In the meantime I’m also trying to get a hold of Kongregate so they can re-add us in the spotlight games (the little banner that runs around promoting some of the kongregate games). Hopefully they will answer our prayers as I’m not technically allowed to use other advert tools to promote this version of the game myself.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Black screen

I found this post here guys, hope it helps:
http://www.kongregate.com/forums/7/topics/285764

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Is this game about to die?

I’m not sure I understand all the hate… We WILL keep updating. In fact there is a big update coming up in about a week, for both versions of the game. I think I shouldn’t have said “small updates” =)
Please folks understand: The team has only 4 people and I’m the only one that can work full time. We ARE working non stop and as part of the incoming updates we WILL take care of both servers. In fact, I’m trying to get a hold of kongregate for a couple days now to see if I can release a massive message to all players that registered in the game so I can send everyone periodic updates (like version 1.01 announce)
This version will not die. In fact its most likely that we will receive badges and more love from kong AFTER the PVE content get implemented, so yeah.. it must be big.
All I ask you all is to be patient. The periodic updates while we wait for Sky Kingdom will be significant enough to keep everyone interested, and that include campaign chapters, tournaments, monthly events and even new cards (mini-expansion)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Is this game about to die?

Originally posted by Kalther:

2 months ago it was 2 months until conquest, now its 4, so I wouldn’t count on it before next year. Also radio silence after we got 4.0 rating on kong like a month ago doesn’t get me optimistic. I’m surprised that steam server is even considered to be another new one, why bother making another server for 20 active players after 1st month.

And i hope thoes small updates wont be full of bugs like the new tourney win counter, because 1 week after patch we still dont know if they will even be fixed.

I don’t know where that info came from but no, steam would not be another server =) It will be a link to the classic server. Kongregate is the only exclusive server since they have very strict rules about the use of Kreds and user experience.
As for the “TW” we already have that in our to-do list so don’t worry.

We are currently working on something much bigger then just conquest mode, hence the delay. On the top of all that we are currently changing some of the staff so the project can run faster.
Because of the scope and size of the new conquest mode, we decided it was better to move it as part of the Sky Kingdom expansion. We are planning on release small updates through out the next couple of months while we work on the huge release.
I know we are taking a very long time but please understand we run on a relatively small budged with a very short staff.

I’m sorry I haven’t been around very often to give you guys an update, but the fact is that I’m needed in almost every area of the development making my free time virtually non existent :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Throatslayer Bug

I’ll check it out and let you know when its fixed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Tournament Bug

I c. Thanks for the report! I’ll try fixing it.
update: fixed

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Version 1.01 Change Log

Hello boys and girls!
Version 1.01 is finally here. Took us a bit more then we expected but don’t worry! Other updates are coming very soon.
New/Revised
- Chapter 6 added (make sure you have the music on!)
- 5 new songs added
- Chapter 1-6 text revised
- Buff/debuff icons updated (now groups similar effects from the same card)
- Tourney Wins added to the player list and its now the default order
- Tournament Lobby updated to accommodate all the rules.
- Tournament punctuation revised for Best of 3:
A flawless victory (2 rounds to nothing) grants you 5 points; losing a round but winning the match grants you 4 points; drawing a match grants you 2 points; winning a round but losing the match grants you 1 point.
- New achievement added.
- New reward point system. Click on the “Get Gold” button to find out more!

Fixed Bugs
- Flickering avatar when scrolling the player list down fixed
- Jewel of Earth bug fixed

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

Sorry guys I guess I forgot to mention: I’ve updated this new rule that is bringing so much confusion I believe 2 days ago, but never posted anything about it:
If more than 20% of the players tie up on first place, they all get 2nd place reward instead

Its market as update in the original post. That is the only rule related to the anti-exploit. The other new punctuation system will finally end once and for all all the numerous first place in Bo3 tourneys making this anti-exploit rule non-existent on real tourneys

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

consider

Originally posted by tayocaillou:

..Any loose mean you won’t be first, you won’t get anything.


Well that carries a little exageration =) only about 40% of the tourneys have that outcome (based on the numbers) and that is about to change with the new rule that was added (check the original post, under new)

As for the bracket confusion, I stand for what I said. The amount of variables, time and eventualities around the entire thing is too demanding for most players. As the programmer and the one who personally hear every complain I can tell you: Most suggestions involves one, maybe 2 case studies. When I work on the actual programming all the “true” variations start to show up. The things that were never predicted by the suggestion and the things that can and will potentially stop the production dead center.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

Originally posted by Kalther:

Last clan battles, 3 winners, 19 people, no feeding wins involved. All 3 got perfect 15 score in bo3. Such situations will happen quite often, because bo3 is much easier to get perfect score and with new rules, there is nothing players can do, we cant stop someone from winning their games.

The whole tourney system with multiple 1st places is a broken system if you dont want people to win so often, and this “fix” just create more issues, barely solving anything. You do realize that in half of the tourneys we can still put 1 person at 1st and 20 people at second place, and everyone will go happy with 1 booster?

Thanks for the input, and you are correct, it would still happen. Thankfully thanks to this other idea the team worked out this will never happen again. I’ve just updated the original post with the new tourney point division system.

Originally posted by tayocaillou:

I think the best way with tourney’s would be to litteraly change the tournament system, and playing an elimination tourney with barcket of something like 8 or 16 people. So you have a fixed amount of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd guys at each tourney. When they aren’t enough people to full a barcket then some players have one less match to play. That could be a gift to the lowest rating. This way no feeding. And even newcomers could win if their barket was full with new players. 2nd place prizes would make a sense and so on.

Unfortunately brackets doesn’t work very well on online games. It demands an insane amount of time spent by the player who would need to wait a long time between the matches and creates too much frustration in general as a loss would take them out of the tournament instantly. The alternative which has also been proposed many times was that the ties at the end of a tournament could break off by an elimination process, but it also demands a lot from the player, regardless of being a hardcore or casual. Not only it would be expected that all players at that moment would need to be online and ready at the moment it ends (which can happen at anytime between 1 and 3 hours), they would have to go through several more matches depending on the amount of players tied up. Ideally there is also the “full” round robin system, but that expects every player to go against every other player. Depending on the amount of players in a tourney that would mean 100 matches in a row :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

Here are some examples of some current tournaments that happened not long ago and what effect it will do (if any):
Sunday Cup: 65 participants, 2 first places (3%), first prize
The Pit: 37 participants, 4 first places (10.8%), first prize
Street Brawl: 34 participants, 3 first places (8.82%), first prize
Beginners Monday: 56 participants, 2 first places (3.5%) first prize

It doesn’t seem like it will change the rules that much afterall =)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

in a 20 players tourney:
1-2 players tied: they both get first prize (5%-10%)
3-4 players tied: they get second prize (11%-20%)
5+ played tied: third prize

in a 50 players tourney:
1-5 people tied: they all get first prize
6-10 people tied: they all get second prize
11+ people tied: third prize

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

small update to the new 2 tourney rules!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Help us reach our goal!

Originally posted by TeeBeeK:

It has 4.01 rating.

Yes it does :) This post was made back when Ederon had 3.6 :D
And thank you guys again so much for making this happen. We are already working on the next big update so stay tuned!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

@ZellMurasame and Deeplight
read my reply ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

Originally posted by Fawqueue:

…Now the same few people will dominate every tournament, helpless to anything to assist their newer less-developed clanmates

That is the point of a tournament. Technically speaking its not a “help your mate system”. It is a tournament after all. “rich get richer” has little to do with it since its not a place to get free stuff constantly as many coordinated groups are doing, but to prove who is the best and get rewarded for it.

Originally posted by YoYoBro93:

..20% players being first will trigger 2nd prize for every1 and 40% will trigger 3rd prize. Otherwise the player base will shrink since in big tourneys its very possible that there are more than 6 first placers.

Those percentages might be a little off, but I get the point. Maybe a percentage base system that will alter the fixed rate of “up to 3” and “up to 6” to different numbers according to the amount of players participating.

Originally posted by YoYoBro93:

I hope the gold donation reward system is retroactive right?

I can’t make completely retroactive since it would create a chaos among those who spent years playing the game (in the classic server). I will however set the reward bar progression according to the amount spent. So if, say, you spent 100 dollars in the game so far, your reward bar will start off at 100 points (it goes from 0 to 200 with rewards in between; at 200 you get a VR). If you spent over 200 dollars The bar will be set very close to the 200 mark so you will only need a little more to reach the big pot.

Originally posted by lawalptl:

Alternatively, please have more tourneys for newcomers level 10 max, level 20 max for them to get hooked to this game

This is not a viable solution. Its basically saying that the more you evolve in the game, the less tournaments you can participate. This idea actually gets a lot more clear as you gather more experience playing.

Originally posted by zmoiz:

…Lower the rewards of Alpha Tournament to 1 pack for the first place.

Lowering big pot rewards does discourage coordinated events for a while, but that is will be only temporary. As time goes by the coordination will be easier making the chase for the pot worth doing it again.

Originally posted by Kalther:

So how about you just get rid of alpha-only tourney, which is what you really have problem with.

Retro-arena is the problem specifically now and specifically here. Its not that tournament in particular, but the times and groups that work together to achiev a goal.


Don’t get me wrong, Coordinating a 20 men group into sharing just enough wins to get everyone into first place is an amazing feet, but lets remember this is just something that will happen more and more often as time goes by. Its not because of a certain tournament, a certain limitation or a certain group. Its a proven concept that will grow overtime just like many other possible “exploits” that were not even considered one until it scaled into coordinated groups, forcing me to take action.

The idea behind the new system is that If you win all your quota, its not an instant first place pot anymore. You want to keep fighting the tournament to kick any possible competitor that may affect your outcome. I will take YoYoBro93’s idea into consideration and adjust the numbers accordingly, but the reality is that something needs to be done now before its too late.
“rants” over tournaments is actually something rather common, specially in the classic server. At some point I even asked if the community would rather NOT have the tournaments at all since its one of those things that always have a starting topic of “everything is wrong, do something about it, I quit, this sux” followed by “I agree” replies with solutions that are simply not realistic. My job is to filter down suggestions and try to mix and match the best of what people say with what I got combined with opinions from the team and high level/long time community members. Right now, this is the most viable solution. Now “rant” over how everything is bad and how things should change doesn’t really do much. You will just form an angry mob with no proper direction. Not pointing fingers here of course, just saying it’s something that happened in the classic forum and I’m trying to prevent here with this post :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] What is coming!

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been away from the game itself for a little while, but me and the team are preparing a very nice update very soon!
Here are some sneak peak of whats coming hopefully by the end of next week:
- Text revision of chapters 1 to 5 in the campaign mode.
- Chapter 6 added.
- New gold purchase reward program. The more you spend, the bigger your rewards!
- Fixed minor bug on remove retract effect.
- All time tournament wins (first place) is now listed in the player list.
- Log for gems donated through reputation skill removed from clan log.
- Fixed e-mail validation issue.
update – New tournament rule: If more than 20% of the players tie up on first place, they all get 2nd place reward instead
update – New point division added on tournaments: Flawless victory (2 rounds, no loss on best of 3) grants 5 points; Lose one round during a best of 3 but win the match grants 4 points; Tie a Bo3 grants 2 points; Win a round but lose in best of 3 grants 1 point.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Help us reach our goal!

Originally posted by aaro54:

So, when will the Conquest mode come?

We are currently working on a preview along with a game update :)
Hopefully we should have some very interesting news in about a week from now. I’ll keep you guys posted!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Help us reach our goal!

I got some ideas :D


Easy (5 points): Broken Trust Badge
Finish the first Campaign chapter
Medium (15 points): You may call me Betty
Reach level 15.
Medium (15 points): The Immortal
Beat Halberdier
Hard (30 points): The Champion
Win first place in any tournament

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ederon Trading Card Game] Best online TCG and Getting Better!

Thank you so much evanh02 :) You have no idea how happy I feel whenever I read something like this. Really pays off all the 7 years I’ve been working on Ederon.